When you’re stuck

I’m working on a BDSM story for an anthology.  Loved the start, loved the middle…and now I’m stuck.  I got caught up in two scenes that had immediately popped into my head, and gave no thought whatsoever as to how to end it.

There are several issues, in this case

1-It’s not as BDSM-y as I think the anthology would like

2-I have a strong suspicion that it’s a novella or a novel and not a short story.

3-I know that I’m hitting the fish or cut bait moment if I actually want to submit to this particular anthology, so I’m feeling the pinch.

4-I have a really good idea for another story brewing, although it doesn’t fit any current calls for submission.

5-I’ve been a bit inspired to dissect and begin to rebuild the novel, so there’s part of me that wants to throw all the short term projects into the “in progress” folder and focus on that exclusively.

I’m feeling very indecisive and stuck.  What do you do when you feel like this as a writer? (Or in life in general?)

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